Security


Edge Browser's Windows Hello Use Outlined by Microsoft

Microsoft explained a bit more this week how its Edge Web browser will enable access without passwords.

Microsoft Goes Live with Cloud App Security Service

Microsoft is now selling its Cloud App Security service.

Microsoft Enhances Group Policy Controls for Office 2016 Macro Threats

Microsoft has ratcheted up IT pro controls to thwart malware that could spread through Office 2016 macros.

Backdoor Encryption Battle Takes Center Stage

Concerns about restrictions on encryption took center stage at the annual RSA Conference where experts and government officials discussed the precedent that Apple's legal battle with the FBI could set.

Microsoft Ending RC4 Support in Edge and IE Next Month

Microsoft will pull the plug on support for the RC4 cipher used with its Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers, starting next month.

Latest IE Patch Might Be To Blame for Windows 10 Upgrade Ads

Many domain-connected systems woke up on Wednesday with an icon to upgrade to Windows 10, which caught many IT admins off guard.

CSA Launches Software Defined Perimeter for IaaS

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a nonprofit organization promoting the use of cloud security best practices, has announced the formation of a new Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) initiative.

Microsoft Touts Timely Patching To Address Security Woes

Organizations should keep up to date with Windows updates and they should patch their line-of-business applications, too.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Azure Active Directory Identity Protection

Microsoft today released a preview of its new Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service.

IT Pros Most Challenged by Windows Patching and Security

IT pro concerns about maintaining system security did not diminish in 2015, especially concerning Windows, but mobile was deemed less of a stumbling block.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service

Microsoft announced a new Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service today.

Securing Windows Enterprise CAs

Best practices in securing your enterprise Windows Server-based certificate authority to ensure all resources are trusted.

Intel Focuses on Strengthening Authentication on Windows Machines

Intel is readying multifactor authentication that stores and processes encrypted credentials on its CPUs, aiming to change the way commercial users access Windows using a combination of biometrics, PINs and one-time passcodes.

Obama Aims High on Cybersecurity Budget

An increased spending budget for federal cybersecurity aims to plug infrastructure holes.

Microsoft Preps for RSA with Azure and Office 365 Security Improvements

Microsoft provided an update on its enterprise security solutions today, just before the RSA security conference, which happens later this month.

Windows PowerShell 5.0 Expected To Add Improved Security

Microsoft is planning to deliver its Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 release-to-manufacturing (RTM) version by the end of this month, which also will bring PowerShell 5.0 with it.

Hybrid Exchange Server 2013 Environments To Face April 15 Update Deadline

An Exchange security certificate renewal that's set to arrive in mid-April will adversely affect organizations with "hybrid" messaging setups if their servers are not up to date, Microsoft warned late last week.

W3C Using FIDO To Improve Password-Based Web Security

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced this week that it has formed a new Web Authentication Working Group to improve Web access security.

Security Patch Woes: Windows 10 Update Resets Default Settings, Office Fix Crashes Word

Microsoft's February security update is causing issues for Windows 10 and Word 2013 users.

Out-of-Band Java Security Patch Released for Windows

Oracle has released an emergency fix that looks to address an issue when installing Java on Windows.

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